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Thursday, 23 March 2023 08:41 GMT

Belgrade requests that Kosovo Serbs take down barriers

(MENAFN) According to Petar Petkovic, the commissioner for Kosovo for Belgrade, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with members of the Kosovo Serbs on Wednesday and requested that they remove obstacles they had put up.

Three weeks prior, ethnic Serbs in the breakaway province's north had erected barricades in protest against the arrest of numerous Serbs and the installation of highly armed ethnic Albanian police in their neighborhoods.

According to Goran Rakic, a local Serb political leader, who spoke to Serbian channel TV Pink, the European Union and United States gave written guarantees that "participants in the peaceful protests against [ethnic Albanian PM Albin] Kurti’s terror will not be arrested" before the request to remove the roadblocks was made. In addition, NATO's peacekeeping force KFOR has provided further assurances that "Kosovo Security Forces" won't be stationed in the Serb-dominated counties in the province's north, he continued.

According to the terms of the 2013 Brussels Agreement with Belgrade, which Kurti's administration has declared it has no intention of upholding, Pristina's police were not meant to be in the north.


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